Simply put Barron Park has wonderful teachers & staff, a proven curriculum, and a supportive community of parents. Here's what people have to say about our school:
Barron Park is one of the many great schools in Palo Alto. My only regret is not having moved into this attendance area early enough for my children to have been students at the elementary level.
—Dr. Kevin Skelly, Superintendent Palo Alto Unified School District
Barron Park School is the best kept secret of the district. The teachers are individually phenomenal and collectively life changing. Children thrive in this sweet rustic school where unity and community remain a top priority. Our Principal leads with an open heart that inspires parents to take ownership. My boys are almost ready to move on to middle school, they are academically strong, and have grown into confident and compassionate young men, due in no small part to this amazing school.
—Cheryl Burns, parent
We were originally overflowed to Barron Park and we LOVE it! We passed up a place at our neighborhood school and have elected to stay at Barron Park. It is a small school with a big heart. The teachers and other staff are so friendly and welcoming and there is a genuine community feeling on campus. There are children from many different parts of the world and different walks of life here and they all come together to provide an educational experience that goes above and beyond a score on a test. That being said my children's scores on their tests are great too thanks to their dedicated teachers. If you are considering joining us at Barron Park come along and have a look - you will be sold and enrolled very quickly I'm sure!!
—Natalie Anderson, parent
There are many reasons to be enthusastic about Barron Park: - As the smallest of the Palo Alto elementary schools, the sense of community at Barron Park is especially tangible. - As a recent transplant to the neighborhood (from an extremely high-performing school in the great Boston area), it has been very easy to get to know the school, it's routines, and to feel involved through the numerous community and cultural events the school sponsors. - The school has a diverse student body, and takes it's culture of inclusion - led by an engaged principal and teacher corps - very seriously. - Having had two children experience three teachers so far, I have been incredibly pleased by the quality of the teachers, their ability to adapt to the needs of their student body, and their ability to foster a desire for learning in their kids. Overall, I couldn't be happier that my kids ended up here.
—Richard Morse, parent
Although the smallest school in the district, over 50 countries are represented at BP, who not only boasts of its diversity, but celebrates it as a learning experience. My 1st and 3rd graders have grown; they are more empathetic to children with disabilities; express themselves better through writing; confident in confronting math problems; developing a heightened interest in science and technology and a passion for coding and programing at their level; they're creating livelong friendships; and so much more. We're grateful for the warm and welcoming school community where new and old families feel at home.
—Mayma Raphael, parent
We do not live in the Barron Park boundaries, but chose to send our kids to this amazing school because of the diversity, small size and devoted teachers and staff. The community is warm and welcoming and we have families are from all over the world. Barron Park's teachers provide incredible differentiated learning with the support of the progressive thinking principal and staff. The technology curriculum, partial language program and science programs provide an enriched and exciting education experience that my kids love. The parent community is supportive and energized. We are thrilled our kids are getting a such a broad and enriched education.
—Anne LaWer, parent
This is our fifth year at the school and have been blessed with wonderful teachers and being part of the smallest elementary school in Palo Alto (about 350 kids). Barron offers many wonderful programs unique to Palo Alto: full-day kindergarten, spanish language in K, 1 & 2, a technology specialist, super noon programs for all kids, a range of afterschool programs, and a very diverse population with students from around the world. We LOVE Barron and feel lucky to be part of this special school community.
—Eva Dobrov, parent